# How to set parindent in apa class?

Usually one can adjust paragraph indent with

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}


but that fails for the apa class. Is there another way to get rid of this indents in this class?

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The class might set \parindent at the begin of the document. Did you tried changing it after \begin{document}? –  Martin Scharrer May 23 '12 at 16:45
\AtBeginDocument{\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}} –  Marco Daniel May 23 '12 at 16:47
@MarcoDaniel you should turn your comment into an answer. –  Gonzalo Medina May 23 '12 at 17:36
@GonzaloMedina: I must qualify my comment-- see my answer. –  Marco Daniel May 23 '12 at 18:42
He guys thank fo the help. After begindocument works now :-) –  Markus Graf May 29 '12 at 13:24

I must qualify my comment.

I used the two following examples to test my statement and I noticed that the command:

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}


in the preamble will do the job.

test-file apa.cls

\documentclass[english]{apa}
\usepackage{babel,blindtext}
\setlength{\parindent}{0.0pt}
\begin{document}
\blindtext

\blindtext
\end{document}


test-file apa6.cls

\documentclass[english]{apa6}
\usepackage{babel,blindtext}
\setlength{\parindent}{0.0pt}
\begin{document}
\blindtext

\blindtext
\end{document}


In the next run I noticed that \maketitle set a new paragraph indention at the end of definition.

\documentclass[english]{apa}
\usepackage{babel,blindtext}
\setlength{\parindent}{0.0pt}
\author{Name}
\title{MWE}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\blindtext

\blindtext
\end{document}


Based on this MWE (that is your task) you have to change \parindent after \maketitle

Proof: A minimal working example (MWE) ist the best way to illustrate a problem. q.e.d.

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Thanks it definitively just works after begin{document} and after making some title stuff. \begin{document} \pagestyle{plain} \maketitle \doublespacing \pagestyle{headings} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} –  Markus Graf May 29 '12 at 13:26